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Re: undecided vs utf-8

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: undecided vs utf-8
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 13:28:29 +0100

2010/11/5 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
>> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:32:02 +0100
>> The use case that made me look into this -- erc -- is somewhat special.
>> The irc protocol does no charset tagging, and some clients send some
>> charsets, and some send others, which is why erc uses `undecided' as the
>> default coding system.  Typically on a channel you'll see somebody using
>> a local (iso-8859-* is popular) charset, and others using utf-8.
> How do other erc clients solve this problem?

rcirc uses utf-8 for both encoding and decoding by default, letting
the user override these settings for specific channels using

Deniz Dogan

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